Here's a timely, useful book that gets at some of the most pressing educational issues of our time. From school safety and testing to standards, leadership and a multitude of curriculum-related issues, Goldberg cuts through the rhetoric and jargon and provides readers clear information and practical answers and direction for each question he raises.
Mark F. Goldberg is an education writer, consultant, and book editor. He retired in 1994 after a career as a teacher, professor, and public school administrator in New York.
Chapter 1 Foreward Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgements Chapter 4 Introduction Part 5 PART I CURRICULUM INFLUENCES: STANDARDS, TESTS, AND CLASS SIZE Chapter 6 Question 1 What are Standards, and What Do I Need to Know about Them? Chapter 7 Question 2 What Do I Need to Know about Tests? Chapter 8 Question 3 What Are Some of the Issues around the Country with the Standards/Testing Movement? Chapter 9 Question 4 What Do I Need to Know about Class Size? Part 10 PART II ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE EDUCATION: VOUCHERS, CHARTER SCHOOLS, AND HOME SCHOOLING Chapter 11 Question 5 What Do I Need to Know about Vouchers? Chapter 12 Question 6 What Do I Need to Know about Charter Schools? Chapter 13 Question 7 What Do I Need to Know about Home Schooling? Part 14 PART III TEACHING AND LEARNING: EIGHT INNOVATIONS Chapter 15 Question 8 What Are Differentiated Instruction, Problem-Based Learning, and Multiple-Intelligences? Chapter 16 Question 10 What Are Teacher Portfolios? Chapter 17 Question 11 What is the Best Way to Educate Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students? Chapter 18 Question 12 What Do I Need to Know About Rubrics? Part 19 PART IV LARGE ISSUES: SAFETY, LEADERSHIP, AND QUALITY TEACHERS Chapter 20 Question 13 What Will Be Required to Keep Schools Safe? Chapter 21 Question 14 What Are Some Characteristics of Leadership in Education? Chapter 22 Question 15 What Needs to Be Done to Ensure a Quality Teaching Force in 2015? Chapter 23 Conclusion Chapter 24 About the Author